On every construction site or major renovation project there are nooks and corners which you (have to) put in second place. Let’s face it – that’s totally normal you can’t fight all fronts at the same time. (actually, I think there are people out there who can – but for us it works better to reach one goal at a time). Our “renovation stepchild” is the attic – no doubt about this.
After we installed a new (construction) floor we left it like that and worked our way through towards other deadlines and milestones.
We are planning to put our bedrooms (we need a nursery as you might have noticed) and some small storagespace up there. So the first step was to cover the insulation material with wooden planks. And that’s what
we* the boys did for the last couple of days.
* Tinka and I prepared the kitchen cabinets and assembled manymanymany drawers of our new Ikea kitchen.
Our gable walls are not perfectly even so first of all we installed the construction beams (for the nursery wall) and worked our way from there towards the walls. We used a level (good old bubble level) and a laser level (which can be tricky if you are working with 45 degree attic walls!) but the combination of both did it for us.
We decided on useing white-washed tongue and groove planks with a rather rough surface.
Those planks were mounted with small metal claws which you can put into the groove and we secured them with tiny screws. (you could also nail it with a air nailer but it worked better for us with the screws).
Throughout the week a lot of people gave us a hand with mounting the wood. (here you can see my brother, Martin, my mum and dad; but also Codo, George and Toby helped us during our nightshifts)
I really love the new look! Such a difference! Our (renovation)stepchild turned into a true (renovation)Cinderella.
Light and airy with a kind of scandinavian touch.
Next steps will be:
– installing the floor heating
– building the walls (nursery, our bedroom & storage)
– covering the bay around the windows with wood
– beauty corrections (mounting trims and borders)